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#1 Posted : Monday, July 28, 2008 11:56:22 AM(UTC)

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I have a 10 year old State electric water heater in a weekend house. I turn it on and off via a wall switch when I arrive and leave. The last 2 weekends it would not turn on until I hit the red reset button that is behind a panel and above the upper heating unit control know. What does this mean regarding repairs?
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#2 Posted : Saturday, August 2, 2008 1:43:53 AM(UTC)

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If it works now, you might have a bad upper control thermostat. Just replace it.You might have a shorting upper element also, just check for shorts or pull the element out and check.
Also, did the unit dump out any water from the overflow valve?
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